|City||Port Chester, New York|
|Broadcast area||New York City|
|Slogan||Positive & Encouraging|
|First air date||May 30, 2011|
|Callsign meaning||W K-LoVe|
|Former callsigns||WCTZ (2006–2011)
|Owner||Educational Media Foundation|
WKLV-FM is a Contemporary Christian radio station licensed to Port Chester, New York, moving in from Stamford, Connecticut on May 30, 2011, signing on as the K-LOVE affiliate for New York City and the metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by Educational Media Foundation and broadcasts from New Rochelle, New York.
From 1987 to 1990, WKLV-FM was "Jazz 96.7" and had the appropriate call letters WJAZ. In 1990, the format was changed to an oldies format of songs from 1954 to 1973 and was known as WQQQ, marketed as "Q-96.7". From 1992 to 2006, WKLV-FM was known as WKHL, marketed as "Kool 96.7", with no change in format; the WKHL call letters are coincidentally on a K-LOVE affiliate in Lafayette, Indiana. On March 29, 2006, the station changed from oldies to classic hits as 96.7 The Coast under the WCTZ calls. The FCC approved an allocations shift to Port Chester, New York in December 2006 which allowed the station greater access to New York City; at the time, the station still marketed itself strictly to a Fairfield County audience (i.e. traffic reports never made mention of Westchester County or New York City highways, local news updates only pertained to Connecticut, etc.).
On November 5, 2010, Educational Media Foundation announced that they would be purchasing WCTZ and moving the transmitter to the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, serving as the K-LOVE affiliate for New York City with the call letters WKLV-FM.
The last song on WCTZ was "Good Night" by The Beatles before going silent at midnight on May 19, 2011 in preparation for its move to New Rochelle for its K-LOVE affiliation. The station returned to the air from New Rochelle on May 30, 2011 as K-LOVE affiliate WKLV-FM (the WKLV calls are currently in use on an AM radio station in Blackstone, Virginia). Despite the signal changes, WKLV still manages to rimshot its signal to the Stamford-Norwalk market and the Lower Hudson Valley, though focuses more on New York City and its immediate suburbs in New Jersey, Long Island and southern Westchester County, presumably due to their being more people (and no FM Christian station in New York-Newark since WFME in the latter city flipped to country as WNSH, bringing the format back to New York City and North Jersey).
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